March 25th 2009 – The White Paper on Agricultural Research (“Witboek Landbouwonderzoek”) has been formally handed over to Minister-President of the Flemish Government Kris Peeters. The Paper presents the key substantive areas that Flemish researchers will focus on in the coming years. It also discusses the implications for the way agricultural research is regionally organised and funded. shiftN designed and facilitated a process of consultation in which more than 100 people from the policy and research communities and from the agricultural sector were involved. Jo Goossens from Giract who joined us in this effort also took care of a sophisticated audio-visual presentation to communicate the findings to a wider audience. The White Paper (in Flemish/Dutch) can be downloaded here.